Friday, October 8, 2010

Oatmeal Caramel Squares

Found these over at TK and they looked so simple and with caramel and oats - ok ya got me. It got me to thinking though and I have another switch-a-roo planned for these oat bars but I ran out of oats? I know, who runs out of oats?
Cookie layer
1 c flour
1c quick oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c butter, melted
Caramel layer
3/4 c caramel topping (yes that is the same as ice cream topping)
3 tbsp flour
3/4 c choc chips
Preheat oven to 350ยบ and spray 8x8 baking dish and set aside.
In large bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar - mix to combine. Pour in melted butter and mix everything. Press half of this oat mixture into prepared pan, set aside the remaining mix.
While oatmeal mix is baking, mix caramel topping and flour until smooth and you see no flour bumps.
When oatmeal layer is done take it out of oven and sprinkle with your chocolate chips and drizzle with the caramel topping. Finish it off with the remaining oatmeal layer that you set aside.
Bake for another 10 minutes or until oatmeal is golden brown.
Now the hard part. Do not cut when warm. Make sure you let it cool down and set up completely, otherwise it will be too sloppy to cut.
*Sorry about my horrible pictures but my real camera is sick right now. I am taking him to the doctor next week, hopefully he will be ok :)

13 comments:

Lisa said...

Those look so rich and gooey. I'd have a hard time waiting before biting into one of those.

Megan said...

Oh those look good - all that caramel!

Erin said...

Oh my heavens! I need one of these right now! (Okay, maybe 3 of them!) They look amazing!

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April said...

These look so good!!

April said...

OH, and yes....join us each week for baking! email me at aprilsattic@comcast.net and I will send you a couple of things. :)

Sue said...

Mmmmmm, these look great! Love the caramel layer:)

Heidi... said...

ooohhhh!! This is a gotta try recipe!! They look soooo good!

Thanks for posting the recipe!!

Katrina said...

Mmm, the caramel!

Raina said...

These look delicious. I love the caramel topping...yum! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like yours. Love your cute skeleton picture on the home page:)

Bonnie said...

These look so ohey, gooey good. I love anything with oatmeal and caramel.

Avril said...

Mickey! Please do join the "cookie" group!!!! I would be so excited to bake along side you for the next couple of months!

LOVE these d'lish Oatmeal Caramel Squares....I always have a soft spot for anything baked with oatmeal...and then add in the caramel and I just melt! :-)

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Yum yum and yum! I would never think to pair oats with caramel but now that I think about it, they sound perfect together!

katy said...

These look delicious! One question though, how long does the bottom oatmeal layer need to bake before topping with the caramel and top oatmeal layer? Thanks!